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Grey Area: A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home

Book #2 of Grey Area
Published by 2000 AD
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

The stunning second volume of the dystopian satire of alien immigration cops! North America, 2045. The Global Exo Segregation Zone (aka the `Grey Area') is a huge holding area in Arizona housing aliens hoping to visit earth: a melting pot for disputes, crime and inter-species misunderstandings! The only thing standing in the way of chaos is the Exo Transfer Control squads: heavily-armed immigration cops that keep the peace and make sure everyone has their papers in order... E.T.C. Captain Adam Bulliet has a lot on his plate; The Arakshu want revenge on humanity for their dead ambassador, increasing numbers of aliens are having rapturous visions, and his fraternisation with Officer Birdy isn't nearly as discrete as he thought. Not to mention a dizzyingly colossal god star is descending on Earth, and Bulliet's team are the ones suiting up to meet `n' greet the second coming. But they might end up going further than they expect...

Dan Abnett is a seven-times New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning comic book writer. He has written over fifty novels, including the acclaimed Gaunt’s Ghosts series, the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies, volumes of the million-selling Horus Heresy series, The Silent Stars Go By (Doctor Who), Rocket Raccoon and Groot: Steal the Galaxy, The Avengers: Everybody Wants To Rule The World, The Wield, Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero, and Embedded. In comics, he is known for his work on The Legion of Super-Heroes, Aquaman, The Titans, Nova, Wild’s End, and The New Deadwardians. His 2008 run on The Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel formed the inspiration for the blockbuster movie. A regular contributor to the UK’s long-running 2000 AD, he is the creator of series including Grey Area, Lawless, Brink, Kingdom and the classic Sinister Dexter. He has also written extensively for the games industry, including Shadow of Mordor and Alien:Isolation. Dan lives and works in the UK. Follow him on Twitter @VincentAbnett

Mark Harrison is perhaps best known to 2000 AD fans for his striking, computer-aided Durham Red artwork, but he has also illustrated Judge Dredd, Glimmer Rats, Pulp Sci-Fi, Strontium Dogs and Grey Area. He also contributed a story to the Megazine’s Durham Red-based The Scarlet Apocrypha series, and — rare for a 2000 AD artist — has even written two Pulp Sci-Fi stories! Outside of 2000 AD he has provided covers for Dark Horse’s Star Wars series and Topps’ Star Wars trading cards.

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